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Seahorse Class

Taught by Miss Jones assisted by Miss Smith and Miss White and Mrs Gasan

Pirate adventures in Seahorses

posted 27 Jun 2017, 10:30 by Philippa Dancey

As part of our pirate topic Seahorses have been learning how to write descriptive sentences using adjectives and positional language to describe their settings. They then created a pirate character and a wanted poster. They have  done a fantastic job and we are looking forward to writing our pirate adventure stories soon.

Pirates in Seahorse Class

posted 13 Jun 2017, 11:35 by Philippa Dancey

Seahorses have started their new topic Pirates this term. The children have made a good start on making their class look fantastic with a range of under the sea and pirate crafts including CD fish, tin foil pirate hooks and hand print pirates. They also created some good big art using collage and finger painting.

In English they started looking at settings and making their own desert island setting in the sand pit. They shrunk themselves into mini pirates and had to write a message in a bottle describing their island. They produced some fantastic work!

Seahorse visit to SS Great Britain

posted 1 Jun 2017, 01:34 by Philippa Dancey

This term Seahorses have been working hard on their topic of Inventors and Explorers. We have looked at Thomas Edison and his invention of the first electric light bulb and Brunel and his bridge, tunnel and boat designs. The children have also researched who invented their favourite invention and painted some fantastic pictures to go around the class.

This week Seahorse Class visited the SS Great Britain which was designed by Brunel. We had a look around the different levels of the boats and saw what the accommodation was like in First and Middle class. The boys had a go at cleaning the decks, sounding the fog horn and dressing up in old fashioned clothes. We had a really good day out and the behaviour was amazing!

Seahorses great start to term

posted 1 May 2017, 08:51 by Philippa Dancey

Seahorses have had a fantastic start to the new term and are enjoying our new topic of inventors and explorers. We started off the week going exploring ourselves in the woods up Crickley Hill and identified some plants and now know the difference between a Bluebell ad a Cowslip.

In class we have learnt a bit about who invented the Hot Air Balloon and the Aeroplane and have made our own crafts in class using paper and handprints. We also invented some crazy alien plant pots for the Malvern Three Counties show. 

Seahorses at Slimbridge

posted 6 Apr 2017, 02:33 by Philippa Dancey

Seahorses went to Slimbridge this week to look at a range of birds and other wildlife. This followed on nicely from looking after the chicks in class a few weeks ago. We saw and fed lots of birds of different shapes, sizes and colours. Our favourite were the pink flamingos! We bought a fluffy flamingo for the class which we are yet to name. We also got to see the otters being fed and played in Wellie boot land during our lunch. It was a successful trip and we would love to go again!

Seahorses and Circuses and Chicks

posted 31 Mar 2017, 00:44 by Philippa Dancey

This term Seahorses have been enjoying their topic of Circuses. The children have been learning about Georges Seurat, an artist who started using a technique called pointillism, to complete his unfinished piece, The Circus. They have done a fantastic job at using different media, including paint, wax crayon, pencils and pens, to do this.

The children have also been lucky enough to have had chicks to look after in class. They arrived as eggs and we kept them in an incubator with water to keep warm and humid until they hatched. A few days later, we had 7 little chicks which we moved into a nice cosy brooder where the chicks lived for the rest of their time with us. The children named the chicks, we had 2 boys, Jeff and Tweety, and 5 girls, Alvina, Simona and Theodora, Peggy and Chirpy. The chicks have now been moved to a farm where the chicks can roam inside a big barn to lay their eggs.

Hatching Chicks in Seahorse Class

posted 15 Mar 2017, 10:53 by Philippa Dancey

Seahorses have got some chicken eggs in class that are soon to be hatching. We have been learning about the incubator and how eggs need to stay at a certain temperature in order to survive. Today 2 of the eggs hatched. We are egg-cited to see how these little balls of fluff develop over the next week.

Circus Skills in Seahorse class

posted 5 Mar 2017, 06:50 by Philippa Dancey

This term Seahorses have discovered that their new topic is Circuses. The children have worked really hard to make their class look like a Big Top and create some friendly clowns for display. We made some clay clowns and described their personalities with lots of adjectives. We had Spangles the clown visit our school and perform lots of tricks, including stilt walking, riding a unicycle and even some magic. 

Afterwards, Spangles wrote to Seahorses and left them a trunk of his old clown costumes to wear. The children had fun dressing up in silly outfits and are writing back to Spangles to thank him. We have had a really good start to the new term and are looking forward to getting up to some more clowning around.

Reward Trip to Waitrose for Seahorse Class

posted 11 Feb 2017, 08:22 by Philippa Dancey

Seahorses have been on a trip to Waitrose this week to do some cooking. We followed the ladies' instructions and made a Thai noodle salad with a fish sauce dressing.

Seahorse Thailand Curriculum Theme

posted 1 Feb 2017, 19:21 by Philippa Dancey

Seahorses have had a really good start to the New Year and have been working hard on their new topic of Thailand. The first week back we got crafty and made our classroom look a bit like Thai jungle with trees, vines, snakes, a hut and some fingerprint flags. The children also worked together to create some Big Art of a tiger and an elephant. Miss Jones bought in some traditional Thai clothing for the boys to try on and we have also had a go at doing some weaving which is a traditional art in the village of Huay Pakoot, which we have been studying.

In English we have been studying Thai traditional tales and the story of why the elephant has a long trunk. We are now beginning to plan our own traditional tale. Some titles include why the snake has no legs, how the chubby frog got fat and how the tiger got his stripes.

In Maths we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We know some of the properties of these shapes now and can sort them into groups. We even began to make 2D shapes with playdough and 3D shapes out of spaghetti and marshmallows!

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